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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

Journalists can contact us via our press office

Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry responds to Information Commissioner

18 July 2018

Following the Information Commissioner's announcement today that they have fined the Inquiry for a data breach in February 2017, we have issued the following statement:

"The Inquiry takes its data protection obligations very seriously and we have apologised to those affected by the data breach.

"After a wide-ranging review by external experts, we have amended our handling processes for personal data to ensure they are robust and the risk of a further breach is minimised."

Inquiry announces publication date for report into Ampleforth and Downside (English Benedictine Congregation case study)

11 July 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will publish the investigation report on the Ampleforth and Downside hearings held last November and December at 12pm on Thursday 9 August 2018.

Public hearings on the Children in Custodial Institutions investigation

4 July 2018

The Inquiry’s first public hearings into allegations of child sexual abuse of children in custodial institutions is taking place from 9 to 20 July

Inquiry publishes 50 accounts of child sexual abuse shared with the Truth Project

25 June 2018

Fifty accounts of child sexual abuse and institutional failure have been published today (June 25) by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Key Inquiry recommendation implemented by UK Government

22 June 2018

The Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse has made a significant step forward this week as a key recommendation from its Interim Report has been implemented by the UK Government.

Inquiry publishes notice of determination in the Anglican Church investigation

4 June 2018

The Inquiry has today published a notice of determination in regards to the Anglican Church investigation.

The notice grants core participant status to the Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police. 

The full document can be found on our website.

Four preliminary hearings to be held next week

30 May 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will hold preliminary hearings in relation to four of its investigations next week.

The hearings will be held in the Inquiry’s hearing centre - 18 Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BW

The full details of the hearings are:

Inquiry announces mandatory reporting seminar

22 May 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has confirmed the date of the seminar on mandatory reporting.

The aim of the seminar will be to gather information and views on whether mandatory reporting should be introduced as a response to child sexual abuse.  The seminar will invite key individuals with valued insight in the subject and will examine the issues, concerns and practical implications of mandatory reporting.  

Inquiry publishes financial report for 2017/18

22 May 2018

We have today published our financial report for 2017/18 which details the Inquiry’s spending for salaries, legal costs, and safeguarding.

Details about the remuneration package including salary for Inquiry Chair Alexis Jay and the other Panel members are included in the report.

Inquiry clarifies the English Benedictine Congregation case study

21 May 2018

The Inquiry has today confirmed that Worth Abbey and school will not be part of the English Benedictine Congregation case study.

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